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February 13, 2020

It has been a mild winter so far in Shetland but the last few days have seen a light dusting of snow.

There is a lovely wintry feel to the landscape, Shetland native sheep and ponies are used well used to these conditions and are happy to be outside whatever the weather

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November 7, 2019

At 60 degrees North, Shetland summers see little darkness. Nights are lit by the 'simmer dim', the summer light, when the sun barely sets. People often think this means our winters are very dark. It is true that we may not get many hours of winter sunshine each day but...

May 14, 2018

May is the month when Shetland pony foals are born.  The warmer weather has begun and there is plenty new grass for them. For much of recorded history, Shetland ponies have lived outside all year, often in areas with little shelter from gale force winds. This is though...

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